tv Early Start with Christine Romans and Dave Briggs CNN October 17, 2017 1:00am-2:00am PDT
welcome back. no two u.s. funded armies who have nearly auk ssucceeded in defeating isis may now turn on each other. kirkuk is. the forces enter the disputed city set up check points and lowered a flag which had been flying over a government buildings. it could have lasting impact on the future of iraq and the wider middle east. for the latest let's bring in ben wedeman. what are the implications of this? >> reporter: well, the implications are huge on a variety of levels. on the one hand, the u.s. has poured in huge amounts of money and resources into training an
army, both iraqi army and the kurdish militias in the fight against isis, and just as -- it's important to keep in mind we're exactly one year from the beginning of the offensive to retake mosul. one year later we find even though isis is almost defeated in iraq, sudenly the two u.s. allies are turning guns on one another. now, of course, iraq, the central government now has control of almost all of the country's oil resources. the kurdish region, which has been largely autonomous now since 2003 actually going back to 1991 suddenly is without any access to resources. so its viability is now in question. and the whole u.s. effort, for instance, to finish off isis in syria as well could be in question. also now what we've seen is that the iranians who have a
millennial old influence in iraq now see their influence even greater as they, of course, have been also funding, training, and arming the pro iranian militias who have also been fighting against isis and now have a critically important position in the city of kirkuk as well. to sum it up, all the cards the u.s. thought it had in it hands have been thrown up in the air. >> ben wedeman live for us in iraq this morning. thank you. >> a diplomatic solution to the north korean nuclear crisis seems to be off the table. kim jong-un regime has no interest in diplomacy we're told until it's able to hit the east coast of the united states with a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile. let's bring in will ripley bringing us the latest. you got the statement from north korea.
was this in reaction to rex tillerson's comments on sunday? >> reporter: well, obviously the messaging from north korea has been very clear and consistent. they have said repeatedly that they are not interested in talking with the united states right now due in part to what they view as mixed messages from the trump administration. you have tillerson talking about diplomacy but then trump saying he can destroy north korea. he said they feel they need to send a message that they they could attack the united states with a nuclear weapon and defend themselves fwens an attack. so prove that this official says they would need to do a couple of things before they're ready for discussions with the united states. they would need to do a full long range test with the kind of missile that could hit the east of the united states and do an aboveground nuclear detonation. north korea's foreign minister
after trump's speech at the u.n. talked about detonating a hydrogen bomb over the atlantic. we haven't seen that since 37 years when china conducted the world's last above surface nuclear test. that would be perilous for the north koreans if they were to go through that. a risky move, but some say an essential step for them to finalize their development of the ucbm. the u.n. envoy said nuclear war may break out at any moment, in his words, as a result of the escalating tensions with the united states. >> things not dying down. will ripley live for us in tokyo. ahead, california firefighters starting to get deadly wildfires under control, but they still have plenty of work ahead to tame the fires and the death toll rising once again. more from the napa valley ahead.
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11,000 firefighters slowly gaining the upper hand in the wildfires in california. in some areas they have gone from response to recovery. though the crisis is far from over. 15 significant wildfires still burning across california scorching 217,000 acres while destroying more than 5700 structures. at least 41 people have been killed including the driver of a water truck who died monday when
his vehicle rolled over. damage estimates so far topping the $3 billion mark. will weather help or hinder the firefighters battling the firefighters? >> conditions are beginning to improve across california. the state tracking about 12 active fires and the number was closer to 20 a week ago. improvement in that department. the winds were more of an offshore component. extreme heat was in place. the elements to see containment get to about 75% for the tubs fire and the nuns fire and the atlas fire about 70% contained as well. we had the hot, dry conditions now a marine influence. the fog coming in as well. and the notice the temperatures in san francisco, 70s down to the 60s. los angeles, 91. down to 75, and frankly the opposite end of the spectrum on the other side of the country is really an opposite story taking shape. the coolest air since the middle
of may for some in particular, atlanta, while struggling to climb out of the 60s. new york at 59. the trend is going the other direction. it's warming up into the 70s the next couple of days. a little more comfortable readings for new york city by wednesday, thursday, and friday. coast guard suspending the search for a missing worker following an oil rig explosion. the missing man is identified as 44-year-old timothy morrison of texas. eight people were aboard the platform at the time of the explosion. seven people were rescued and taken to area hospitals. the louisiana state police hazmat decision is investigating the cause of the explosion. yankees, todd phrafrazier sparking the offense lifting the bombers to an 8-1 rout of the
astros. also a big night for aaron judge, the yankees' mvp candidate having a three-run blast. made great offensive plays. new york closes two games to one with houston. ahead, president trump looking to bridge the divide on the gop by playing nice with both sides. how it all affects the agenda, and the fast-approaching midterm elections. hi, i'm the internet!
senate leader following a show of support for his former chief strategist who is calling for a takedown of the gop establishment. >> some half baked nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. >> and senator john mccain with a pointed message to some of the president's most ardent supporters. mccain warns against the nationalistic attitude he says leave others in history. >> welcome back. it's after the hour. we start with growing from the gop president from trying to advance his agenda looking for common ground for the republicans in the establishment and the populist movement and a rapid fire of events on monday. the president seemed to align himself with both
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course, is really one of the major beneficiaries from this rather dramatic changing situation in kirkuk and really the broader middle east. a diplomatic solution to the north korean missile crisis appears to be off the table. the kim jong-un has no interest in diplomacy until it's able to hit the east coast of the united states with a long range intercontinental ballistic missile. let's bring in cnn's will ripley monitoring the latest live from tokyo. will? >> reporter: dave, this is a message that had been reiterated to me when i was in pyongyang and now out of pyongyang. the north koreans feel now is not the time for talk with the united states. they listened to the threats from president trump directly including the speech at the united nations general assembly when the u.s. said they could destroy north korea and also coming up with the rocket man
nickname for kim jong-un which was infuriating, really hitting the north korean establishment to the core hearing that kind of an insult from the president of the united states. they feel the only way they can communicate right now with the trump administration is to, in their words, send a clear message, and that message being that they possess an effective nuclear deterrent. an intercontinental ballistic missile that can travel to new york on washington. they would have to launch a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile, see how far it can go and show the world. we've seen other missile launches over japan. this launch, it would be more provocati provocative, and taking it one step further, this official saying north korea would need to detonate a nuclear device aboveground, over the pacific. a threat first made by north korea's foreign minister at the united nations. the words came from the top of north korean leadership. that means north korea is
seriously considering an above-ground detonation would be the first the world has seen since china exploded a nuclear devi aboveground in 1980. obviously there are a lot of risks that come with an act like that, but north korea at this point they say feels it's simply necessary before they are able to engage in diplomacy with the united states, because they want to approve, they say, they cannot only defend themselves but could also attack the mainland reliably if necessary in the event of a war breaking out. north korea's envoy said earlier this week, quote, nuclear war may break out at any moment. dave? >> terrifying. all right, will live for us in tokyo. thank you. could be days or weeks before some residents are allowed back home in areas devastated by wildfires in california. firefighters are starting to get better control on some of the fires, though. the latest, next. building a website in under an hour is easy with gocentral...
11,000 firefighters slowly gaining the upper hand on the wildfires in california. officials now cautiously optimistic with two of the largest fires about 60% contained. in some areas authorities have gone from response to recovery with power being restored and debris removal underway. the crisis so far from over. 15 significant wildfires still burning across california. scorching 217,000 acres while destroying more than 5700 structur structures. at least 41 people have been killed including the driver of a water truck who died monday when his vehicle rolled over. damage estimates so far topping
$3 billion in sonoma county alone. will the weather help or hinder the efforts? >> good morning. we finally have good news coming out of california here. at least shortly i think we'll see improvement from the extreme heat, the dry and windy weather we've seen to more of a marine influence the next couple of days, at least across northern california. humidity in the 90%, and you look at the active fires the state is tracking, up to 12 down frm what was 22 at one point across that reon. but get into the central valley, some smoke and haze across the air. quality concern remains high across the area. but the winds have generally calmed down. less than 10 miles per hour in most spots. the trend of the temperature there is also fantastic. 70s into the 60s. to say san francisco and los angeles after a big time heat drops back into the middle 70s
by early this weekend. but here's the east coast. notice we have much cooler air in place. you're going to be feeling that when you step outside today. but look where it's headed. it goes up to above average readings by wednesday and thursday for new york city and atlanta is around the average area by later in the week. >> thanks. the coast guard suspending the search for a missing work following an oil rig explosion. he's identified as timothy morrison of texas. eight people were aboard the platform at the time of the explosion sunday night. seven were rescued and taken to area hospitals. coast guard officials report no visible signs of pollution from the blast. the louisiana state police hazmat decision dwigs is investigating the cause. army sergeant beau bergdahl could spend the rest of his life in prison. needing guilty to desertion and
misbehavior on enemy territory. he left his post and was captured. his release negotiated by the obama administration is part of a prisoner exchange. bergdahl telling the judge on monday he left his post on his own and understands it was against the law. bergdahl's sentencing hearing begins next week. the yankees down but not out. todd frazier sparking the offense with a three-run homer lifting the bombers to an 8-1 rout of the roohoustons a toe a. a big night for aaron judge. aheig aheig alighting the runs with a three-run homer. sabathia, six shut out innings. game four, 5:05 eastern this
morning in the bronx. dodgers and cubs tonight on tbs. global stocks are mixed after wall street hit record highs. the dow is now less than 50 points shy of the next milestone, 23,000. bank stocks recovered from last week's losses but the real focus this week is earnings. profits were fantastic in the first two quarters but s&p 500 companies should report lower profit growth in the third. today expect reports on morgan stanley, goldman sachs and ibm. netflix plans to spend $8 billion on programming next year. that's up from $6 billion this year. the spending boost comes as apple, amazon, facebook, are using their cash to find original shows and movies but netflix's investment in content has paid off so far. the company added more than 5 billion subscribers that sent the stock to a record high. shares are up about 64 % this
year. a wi-fi network flaw could let hackers spy on every device on earth. researchers discovered a huge vulnerability. when connecting to wi-fi an attacker can trick a device. once linked, it could potentially steal personal data. the operating systems at risk include google android, apple mac os and microsoft windows. there's a silver lining. there are no reports of this flaw yet and some companies have already issued patches. early start continues right now. >> i can understand fully how steve bannon feels. >> we're now closer than ever before. >> president trump walking a very fine line within his own party. a public show of unity with the senate leader following a show
of support for his former chief strategist who is calling for a takedown of the gop establishment. >> some half baked spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems. >> senator john mccain with a pointed message to some of president trump's most ardent supporters. good morning and welcome to early start. it's tuesday, october 17th, 5:00 a.m. in the east. 12 noon in iraq. 5:30 p.m. in north korea. we'll have the latest from both regions shortly. president trump is trying to advance his agenda looking for common ground between republicans in both the establishment and the populist movement in a rapid fire series of events monday, the president seemed to align himself with
both sides. first, the president stood up for his former chief strategist steve bannon who just a day earlier said this. >> right now it's a season of war against a gop establishment. this is not my war. this is our war. and you all didn't start it. the establishment started it. >> call that a smattering of applause. in a meeting with his cabinet, president trump scolded republican lawmakers and seemed to side with bannon. >> i'm not going to blame myself. they are not getting the job done. we've had health care approved, and then you had a surprise vote by john mccain. but you had a few people that really disappointed us. they really, really disappointed us. so i can understand fully how steve bannon feels. >> then just a short time later the white house abruptly called a news